Taco Pizza: Two Ways

A tasty recipe for taco pizza, two ways! The perfect thin crust pizza, topped off with a variety of favorite taco fixings, including seasoned shredded chicken, salsa and more.

Taco Pizza: Two Ways, recipe at bakedbyrachel.com

Have you heard about the new show Resurrection? I’m not sure if I’m sold on it yet. I’ll give it a few more episodes before I decide. Of course if it ends up being awful, I’ll be mad I wasted that much time on it. How long do you give a show to pull you in? Does it have to be with the first episode, first 10 minutes, several episodes? I understand with a new show, the pilot is really just a way to introduce the show and get a feel for it but may not necessarily be enough time to really pull you in.

It was kind of weird. And by kind of… I mean more like a lot because it’s totally not realistic in the slightest. Of course, we don’t watch shows for reality, even “reality” aren’t real. I can’t help but compare it a little bit to Under the Dome. Only, I’m pretty sure an egg isn’t controlling what’s happening in Resurrection. ;) Oops, sorry… spoiler.

Taco Pizza: Two Ways, recipe at bakedbyrachel.com

We do weekly pizza nights. A few weeks ago I decided to change things up and created these totally delicious taco pizzas. One for the Mr and one for me… another basic pepperoni for the kids because that’s how they roll. Typically we all have some pepperoni variation, whether it be thin or thick sliced pepperonis, tomato sauce or bbq sauce. But why not blend taco night and pizza night into one totally amazing dinner? Done and done again… because we loved it that much!

You know how I’m not a fan of tomatoes so it’s obvious which of the two here is mine. Both are amazing in their own ways. The Mr was game for everything but didn’t want tortilla strips on his, but I did… his loss! They gave the perfect crunch and texture variation. Plus, they’re seasoned which gives an added boost of flavor.

These were everything I had hoped they would be. Crunchy, spicy, cheesy, so full of flavor. Cheesy shredded tacos on a pizza crust…salsa, jalapeños, you name it! Your favorite taco toppings on the perfect pizza. You need these in your life. Change up your next pizza night with a taco kick!

Taco Pizza: Two Ways, recipe at bakedbyrachel.com

Yield: 2: 8-inch pizzas

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Taco Pizza: Two Ways

The perfect thin crust pizza, topped off with a variety of favorite taco fixings, including seasoned shredded chicken, salsa and more.

Ingredients:

Dough:
1C water
1 tsp active dry yeast
1/2 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp olive oil
2 1/2C all purpose flour
2 tsp fine sea salt

For the chicken:
1 chicken breast
3/4 tsp chili pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
3/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
3/4 tsp salt
chicken broth

Pizza:
Shredded, seasoned chicken
Salsa
Whole milk mozzarella, shredded
Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Jalapeño slices
Ground black pepper
Green onions
Tortilla strips

Directions:

In a measuring cup, combine water heated to 115°F with yeast, sugar and olive oil. Allow mixture to sit for 5-10 minutes.

Using a stand mixer with dough hook attachment, add 2 1/4 cups flour and sea salt. With mixer running on low, slowly add liquid mixture. Continue mixing, increasing speed and adding an additional tablespoon of flour at a time, up to 1/4 cup, until the dough is smooth and no longer sticking to the sides of the bowl. Transfer to a lightly greased bowl. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size, roughly one hour. Use immediately or transfer to refrigerator to sit for 24-48 hours (allowing for a more flavorful dough).

To a small saucepan, add chicken, spices and enough chicken stock or water to cover. Cook over medium heat, removing chicken when no longer pink to shred. Return shredded chicken to saucepan, soaking in the seasoned liquid. Increase temperature slightly, continuing to cook until liquid boils off. Remove chicken, set aside.

Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a large baking pan. If making one large pizza, stretch to desired shape and size. If making two smaller pizzas, divide dough in half and shape to desired shapes and sizes. Bake crust for 8 minutes as is. Remove and top off as desired using amounts below.

*Amounts listed below are each for one small pizza, double amounts if only making one large pizza.

Salsa taco pizza:
Lightly spread 5-6 Tbsp salsa over prepared dough. Top off with half of the shredded seasoned chicken, 1/2 cup freshly shredded whole milk mozzarella, 1/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese, jalapeño slices, chopped green onions and a sprinkle of ground black pepper.

Tortilla taco pizza:
Lightly brush olive oil over prepared dough. Add half of the shredded seasoned chicken, 1/2 cup freshly shredded whole milk mozzarella, 1/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese, seasoned tortilla strips, chopped green onions and a sprinkle of ground black pepper.

Bake prepared pizza for an additional 10-15 minutes or until desired crispness is reached. Slice and serve warm with optional sour cream.

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30 Responses to “Taco Pizza: Two Ways”

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    Ali @ Inspiralized — March 11, 2014 at 8:34 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! I love pizza and never take the time to make my own, but this is inspiring me to do so!

    • Rachel — March 11th, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

      Homemade pizza takes almost no time at all. You really should give it a try sometime :)

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    SImplyOldSchoolCookingReese — March 11, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Looks amazing! Will have to try for dinner this week!

    • Rachel — March 11th, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

      Enjoy!! :)

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — March 11, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Oh, these look SO good! And I didn’t realize resurrection had started! I wanted to try it, so I’ll have to find it On Demand today. =)

    • Rachel — March 11th, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

      Let me know what you think of it once you watch it! :)

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    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — March 11, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Hurry for two of my fave meals! It really doesn’t get better than this!

    • Rachel — March 11th, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

      Yay! Glad you approve :)

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    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — March 11, 2014 at 9:48 am

    I like the idea of putting tortilla chips on taco pizza!

    • Rachel — March 11th, 2014 @ 5:22 pm

      So glad you agree! :)

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — March 11, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Gurrrrl, this is my kind of pizza. I love having choices. I’ll take one of each. I’m not big into TV, but when I start watching a new series on Netflix, I usually give it 3 tries. I’m currently obsessed with Mad Men and The Following.

    • Rachel — March 11th, 2014 @ 5:22 pm

      3 tries feels like such a long time lol I might give it till the next episode and see ;) We’ll see!

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — March 11, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I am all over that jalapeno topped pizza! Yum! I typically give shows about 1 episode to get me, although I’ve been proven wrong. I thought I didn’t like New Girl until I saw an episode in the middle of the 2nd season. I then went back and watched them all and LOVED it. I guess you never know. :)

    • Rachel — March 11th, 2014 @ 5:23 pm

      Isn’t it weird how that can happen?! :)

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion — March 11, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    First of all… I LOVE PIZZA… so thanks for the post. Second, I just blogged about the lack of 30 minutes comedy shows out there.. I find there are so many 1 hour dramas.. and yes like you I’m mad I wasted time on them it=f they turn out to be a dud. I usually give a show… 3 – 4 episodes.

    Hopefully it gets better.

    • Rachel — March 11th, 2014 @ 5:23 pm

      It does seem to be trending more towards longer shows now that you mention it. I hadn’t even noticed that.

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    Julie @ Table for Two — March 12, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Yummmm! Love me some pizza that can be made two-ways! Haha you know me and my little patience with getting into shows ;)

    • Rachel — March 12th, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

      Maybe extra pizza will get me through deciding if I like the show or not ;)

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    Ilona @ Ilona's Passion — March 12, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Taco pizza – full of flavor, I love Mexican food:)

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    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — March 12, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I gave up cheese for Lent so this is REALLY testing my willpower!! haha pinning for after Easter :)

    • Rachel — March 12th, 2014 @ 4:57 pm

      What a way to torture yourself!! Definitely revisit this once you’re back enjoying cheese :)

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — March 12, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I love all sorts of pizza! But this one is really speaking to me. Looks like Friday night’s dinner for sure!

    • Rachel — March 12th, 2014 @ 4:57 pm

      I hope you try it and enjoy it as much as we did!! :)

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — March 12, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    i have been dreaming of this pizza since i saw it…will try it once my whole30 is over :)

    • Rachel — March 12th, 2014 @ 7:08 pm

      I hope you do!! :)

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    Emily @ Life on Food — March 12, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I love pizza night. Definitely one of my favorite dinners of the week.

    • Rachel — March 13th, 2014 @ 7:22 am

      Mine too! :)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — March 15, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Oh yes, I just adore taco pizza :) they both look amazing!

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    Tara — July 8, 2014 at 11:38 am

    These look so yummy!! I don’t have a stand mixer to make the dough, will it still turn out OK? Thanks!

    • Rachel — July 8th, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

      It is totally doable. Just keep in mind it will require more kneading and patience to get the dough to come together. Add the flour bit by bit until it comes together. Enjoy! :)

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